......that our postage rates go up. Yup, First Class Postage goes up 1 penny to 42 cents for a letter. If you can get to the Post Office today or Saturday, you can get the Forever Stamps for 41 cents each. On Monday they will be 42 cents each.
I still have stamps that require additional small denomination stamps to go along with them, so I've done my best to get rid of my 42 cent stamps. And whenever I've had a few extra bucks, I bought a booklet of the Forever Stamps. So I think I have over 100 of them now.
I would imagine all other rates will go up too including International rates, post cards, Priority rate, Media Mail, etc.
I know that we tend to complain about our postage rates but from what I hear we have on of the best Postal Systems in the world. And I'm sure there are countries with higher rates than ours. I have friends in northern Alberta Canada, who have never had home delivery and they live inside the city limits of their town. I have always been blessed with the mailman leaving my mail just outside my door or just a short walk to the mail box.
Since so many of us have computers, allowing us to keep in contact with friends & family by email and to pay bills online, I'm sure there's a huge decrease in mail volume...except perhaps during the Christmas holiday.
So for now...I'm not complaining about this newest increase almost exactly 1 year from the last one.